Center Overview

The Center for Cancer Pharmacology is a Type I center within the Department of Pharmacology. It was established in June 1997 with Dr. Ian Blair as its first director. The Center is based in the Biomedical Research Building II/III with 2,000 nsf of laboratory space and 100 nsf of administrative space. The laboratory is equipped with three triple quadrupole mass spectrometers and an ion trap mass spectrometer for state-of-the-art biomedical analysis. The availability of this instrumentation allows both quantitative and structural determinations to be performed in support of Center Investigators. There are over thirty members of the Center located in space designated by their particular departments. Investigators comprise a multidisciplinary group with expertise in molecular pharmacology, analytical pharmacology, molecular oncology, clinical pharmacology, clinical medicine, clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacokinetic modeling.

The Center sponsors regular Research in Progress seminars in order to promote scientific interactions between Center Investigators and pre-doctoral and post doctoral trainees that are appointed to the NCI Multidisciplinary Cancer Pharmacology Training Program.

In addition, a graduate program in Cancer Pharmacology has been established within the Department of Pharmacology. Members of the Pharmacological Sciences Graduate Group who are also Center Investigators can mentor the thesis research of graduate students who are admitted to this program.

Contact Information

Center for Cancer Pharmacology
857 Biomedical Research Building
421 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6160

(215) 573-9885 Ph.
(215) 573-9889 Fax